This week's live from the Met is Berlioz's epic opera based on Virgil's poem The Aeneid about the Trojan War. The Greeks have departed Troy after ten years of siege, leaving behind a huge wooden horse. While the Trojans see it as an offering to the goddess Athena, only King Priam's daughter Cassandra suspects it signifies impending disaster for Troy. Deborah Voigt, Susan Graham, Bryan Hymel, and Dwayne Croft lead a starry cast, conducted by Fabio Luisi.
Presented by Margaret Juntwait and Ira Siff.
Cassandra ..... Deborah Voigt (soprano),
Dido ..... Susan Graham (mezzo-soprano),
Anna ..... Karen Cargill (mezzo-soprano),
Aeneas ..... Bryan Hymel (tenor),
Iopas ..... Eric Cutler (tenor),
Chorèbe ..... Dwayne Croft (baritone),
Narbal ..... Kwangchul Youn (bass),
Panthus ..... Richard Bernstein (bass),
Helenus ..... Eduardo Valdes (tenor),
Ascanio ..... Julie Boulianne (mezzo-soprano),
Hecuba ..... Theodora Hanslowe (mezzo-soprano),
Priam ..... Julien Robbins (bass-baritone),
Astyanax ..... Connell C. Rapavy (child actor),
Ghost of Hector ..... David Crawford (bass-baritone),
Voice Of Mercury ..... Kwangchul Youn (bass),
Hylas - Paul Appleby (tenor),
The Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Orchestra
Fabio Luisi, conductor.